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Bobo Dioulasso Grand Mosque
Happy School
The Watching Hands
The Forgotten Souls of a Death Quarry
Koglweogo. Defenders of Nature. Traditional Self Defence Forces of Burkina Faso
Boulmigou. The Forgotten Souls of a Death Quarry
Homestead in Yako, Boure, Burkina Faso
Meet Aba Gouri from Bani
Meet Arzuma Tiando, a gold miner
The feet of a baby coming for a new bandage
A strong boy in the streets of Hamdallaye
Meet Aba Gouri from Bani
Madrassa school in Bani
Curious baboon
The Gathering of Rain
Happness in the wild!
The Journey
Reflections
Rock formations before the rain
Market day
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Meet Arzuma Tiando, a Gold Miner

Arzuma Tindano (28) leads an eight-member crew of miners at Djuga, an artisanal mine in north-eastern Burkina Faso. They all trust him. They believe in his strength and his judgment. His 'office' is a 20 meters deep, narrow, dangerous and claustrophobic pit. The air there is thick, hot and humid with constant dust atacking his longs. He is just about to go into his pit again to do his night shift after he finishes his cigarete. Working in the night is better, he says, because the air is a bit cooler.

TAGS: Burkina Faso

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2015
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 5, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
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